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Microsoft quietly patches first Modern app for Windows 8, RT

Gregg Keizer | April 1, 2013
Microsoft earlier this week quietly issued its first security update for one of its Windows 8 apps, patching a link-spoofing vulnerability in Mail.

"We do hold them to a different standard, because of what they've done in the past," agreed Storms.

The Mail app's update was part of a larger refresh of several Windows 8 and Windows RT core apps that included Calendar and Message. The update to Calendar was notable for pulling the synchronization plug with Google Apps for Business, a rival to Microsoft's Office suite.

Users and administrators who want to keep abreast of Modern app updates should sign up for Microsoft's email alerts, or subscribe to their RSS feeds, from the company's website.

The Windows Store's update for Mail does not even mention the fact that a security vulnerability has been patched in the app.


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